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Highlights from Scylla Summit Day One

We had a great first day at Scylla Summit 2017, with highly technical talks by presenters from around the globe, lots of valuable networking, and some time for fun.

We kicked things off with our CEO and co-founder Dor Laor and our chairman Benny Schnaider sharing their vision for Scylla. This was also our opportunity to announce Scylla 2.0. Our latest release is a big step toward the first autonomous NoSQL database—one that dynamically tunes itself to varying conditions while always maintaining a high level of performance.

Scylla Summit Day 1

We had great customer talks, too. Nayden Kolev of mParticle stepped us through their journey from Apache Cassandra to Scylla, and how they now process 50 billion monthly messages with full performance and availability.

ScyllaDB CTO Avi Kivity gave a keynote on how Scylla has evolved. He discussed new features in Scylla 2.0—including Materialized Views and Heat-Weighted Load Balancing, changes in monitoring—and shared our product roadmap. He also talked about our recent acquisition of Seastar.io and how it will enable us to deliver a database-as-a-service offering.

One of the more popular talks was by Glauber Costa of ScyllaDB, who delved into how we got to 1-millisecond latency in 99% of repair, compaction, and flushes.

Our fast-paced Ignite Talks covered important Scylla features and concepts from engineers at ScyllaDB. The first batch of talks covered new features in Scylla 2.0 such as Scalable Secondary Indexes and a deep dive on Heat-Weighted Load Balancing. The remaining talks covered Gocqlx-a productivity toolkit for Scylla and Apache Cassandra, and a deep-dive on Scylla Enterprise Managed Repair.

In our breakout sessions, concurrent sessions covered a wide array of important topics—from Scylla as the JanusGraph database backend to running Scylla on a PB-level big data platform. We had a number of sessions on performance tuning Scylla to further reduce latency and save money.

Watching a demo at Scylla Summit

We ended our day with live demos and a lively networking event.

We’d like to give big thanks to our day one speakers. All of their presentations will be available on our SlideShare account shortly, and we’ll have videos of their talks on our website in the next couple of weeks.

Stay tuned for second-day highlights, coming soon!

Attendees enjoying happy hour